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Earth vs. The Saiyans (いそげ!そんくう Isoge! Son Gokū, lit. "Hurry, Son Goku!") is the nineteenth volume of the original Dragon Ball manga series. It was released on November 10, 1989 in Japan, and in March, 2003 for the English version. It is released in North America as Dragon Ball Z volume three, with the chapter count restarting back to one. It continues through the Vegeta Saga.


Earth vs. The Saiyans

While Goku races towards Earth along the million-kilometer Serpent Road, the world's mightiest martial artists make their last stand against alien invaders determined to wipe out the human race! Piccolo. Gohan, Kuririn, Tenshinhan and Chaozu struggle five-to-one against Nappa, only to find their opponents' power is greater than they ever dreamed. Their last chance is Goku…but can he get there in time? And is even he, and the miraculous Kaiô-ken, a match for Nappa's commander Vegeta?[1]

Volume introduction by Akira Toriyama

The cover flap image

"I, just like probably all of you, love Disneyland. (Though I've only been there six times…) It's because everythin is done so professionally, down to the smallest details. Now that I think about it, I first got interested in drawing was when I was in nursery school and I went to see 101 Dalmatians at the movie theater. I was inspired by the great artwork. I am grateful."[1]


Main characters

Supporting characters


Chapter # Title
(DBZ 23)
"Hope Runs Out"
Hope Runs Out.jpg
(DBZ 24)
"The Last Blast"
The Last Blast.jpg
(DBZ 25)
"Goku, Hurry!"
Goku, Hurry.jpg
(DBZ 26)
"Back From the Other Side"
Back From the Other Side.jpg
(DBZ 27)
"The Time Draws Near"
The Time Draws Near.jpg
(DBZ 28)
"The Death of a God!!"
The Death of a God.jpg
(DBZ 29)
"Piccolo's Last Stand"
Piccolo's Last Stand.jpg
(DBZ 30)
"The Quiet Wrath of Son Goku"
The Quiet Wrath of Son Goku.jpg
(DBZ 31)
(DBZ 32)
"The Mystery of the Kaio-ken"
The Mystery of the Kaio-ken.jpg
(DBZ 33)
"The Last of Nappa"
The Last of Nappa.jpg
(DBZ 34)
"Mano a Maniac!!"
Mano a Maniac.jpg


  • Tien Shinhan vs. Nappa
  • Chiaotzu vs. Nappa
  • Piccolo, Krillin, & Gohan vs. Nappa
  • Goku vs. Nappa
  • Goku vs. Vegeta


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Volume 19: Earth vs. The Saiyans
Hope Runs Out · The Last Blast · Goku, Hurry! · Back From the Other Side · The Time Draws Near · The Death of a God!! · Piccolo's Last Stand · The Quiet Wrath of Son Goku · Vengeance · The Mystery of the Kaio-ken · The Last of Nappa · Mano a Maniac!!